Here are yearly gun deaths per year for whites and everyone else, 2001-2010:
white nonwhite ALL homicide 2,900 9,000 11,900 suicide 15,300 2,200 17,500 TOTAL 18,200 11,200 29,400
Examining the table from the overall total, through the marginal totals, to the individual counts reveals the following:
One could use these numbers to argue that opposition to gun control both defends the right of white Americans to kill themselves and abets the shooting of nonwhite Americans.
Well-designed datagraphics offer insights, but here we learn by examining the numbers first.